Neuroscience is a comprehensive textbook created primarily for medical, premedical, and undergraduate students. In a single concise and approachable volume, the text guides students through the challenges and excitement of this rapidly changing field. The book s length and accessibility of its writing are a successful combination that has proven to work equally well for medical students and in undergraduate neuroscience courses. Being both comprehensive and authoritative, the book is also appropriate for graduate and professional use.
Issue: 2011 12 30
Includes bibliographical references and index
Studying the nervous system -- Electrical signals of nerve cells -- Voltage-dependent membrane permeability -- Channels and transporters -- Synaptic transmission -- Neurotransmitters and thier receptors -- Molecular signaling within neurons -- Synaptic plasticity -- The somatic sensory system: touch and proprioception -- Pain -- Vision: the eye -- Central visual pathways -- The auditory system -- The vestibular system -- The chemical senses -- Lower motor neuron circuits and motor control -- Upper motor neuron control of the brainstem and spinal cord -- Modulation of movement by the basal ganglia -- Modulation of movement by the cerebellum -- Eye movements and sensory motor integration -- The visceral motor system -- Early brain development -- Contruction of neural circuits -- Modification of brain circuits as a result of experience -- Repair and regeneration in the nervous system -- The association cortices -- Speech and language -- Sleep and wakefulness -- Emotions -- Sex, sexuality, and the brain -- Memory